Fatehgarh

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This article is about the municipality in Uttar Pradesh, India. For its namesake district, see Farrukhabad district.
Fatehgarh
फ़तेहगढ़
town
Fatehgarh is located in Uttar Pradesh
Fatehgarh
Fatehgarh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°22′N 79°38′E / 27.37°N 79.63°E / 27.37; 79.63Coordinates: 27°22′N 79°38′E / 27.37°N 79.63°E / 27.37; 79.63
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Farrukhabad
Area
 • Total 28.86 km2 (11.14 sq mi)
Elevation 138 m (453 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 14,682
 • Density 350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 209601
Telephone code 05692
Vehicle registration UP 764
Sex ratio 842/1000 /

Fatehgarh is a cantonment town in Farrukhabad district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is located on the right bank of the Ganges River. It is the administrative headquarters of Farrukhabad District. Fatehgarh derives its name from an old fort. It is a small city with no significant industrial activity. The Indian army has a big establishment in the form of The Rajput Regimental Center, 114 Territorial Army and The Sikh light Infantry Centre.

Demographics[edit]

As per provisional data of 2011 census, Farrukhabad-cum-Fategarh urban agglomeration had a population of 290,540, out of which males were 154,630 and females were 135,910. The literacy rate was 75.60 per cent.[1]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Fatehgarh had a population of 14,682. Males constitute 60% of the population and females 40%. Fatehgarh has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 65%. In Fatehgarh, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Places of worship[edit]

Samadhi Mandir of Lalaji Maharaj[edit]

This is situated on Kanpur Road at Navdia. Shri Ramachandra ji Maharaj, affectionately called "Lalaji" by the devotees. Devotees of Lalaji Saheb had founded the Ramashram Satsang headquartered at Fatehgarh. This satsang is based on the learnings of Nakshbandia wing of Sufism. Lalaji descended from his guru His Holiness Maulana Fazl Ahmed Khan Sahab. Now this satsang is having its branches throughout the globe. Every year on the vacation of Easter, bhandara is organised at Maha Samadhi. Presently Shri Dinesh Saxena, the grandson of Lalaji saheb is looking after the Samadhi mandir. One of disciples of Lalaji Maharaj was Shri Shyam Bihari Lalji 'Babuji'. His Samadhi Mandir is also in front of Maha Samadhi. The dearest spiritual son of reverend "Babu Ji" - Shri Ram Singh Rana ji Saheb served continuously the humanity under the Highness of their Gurudev Param Pujya "Babu Ji".Pujya Babujee sahab has spread the Satsang as per the directives of Lalajee sahab.Many spiritual sons of Pujya Babu jee, contributed their best in this holy cause.Later Satsang was headed by Param Sant Mahatma Shri Ram Singh Ranaji Sahab(the divine personality devoted & dedicated to the Mission) from the Ramashram Shyamnagar Distt. Kannauj, situated at east bank of Kali River on Kanpur Road.

Sthan Shri Baba Neebkarori ji Maharaj[edit]

This is situated at a distance of around 20 km from the Fatehgarh Near Mohamdabad. The place is famous as a worship place of famous saint Baba Neebkaroriji Maharaj. This is well known that founder of Apple (iPhone) Steve Jobs once visited India especially to meet the famous saint. He was impressed by the aura of Shri baba Neebkaroriji maharaj.

Shri Siddheshwar Hanuman Mandir, Near Court Campus, Fatehgarh[edit]

This is situated at the bank of river Ganga, near Bar Association building at Fatehgarh. This had been built by one of the prominent lawyer and social activist, Pandit Mukta Prasad Mishra, Advocate. The temple is famous for the grand and attractive idol of Lord Hanuman.

Notables[edit]

Abhiruchi Singh Verma (Author of Emotional Intelligence: A Study of Indian Executives in IT Industry)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above". Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.